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Historic

STORM BREWING

The sole surviving example of Finland’s only indigenous production...

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MAPPING THE ENEMY

“With our paint brushes”, said WAAF map-maker Kathlyn Hudson,...

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

Pilot reunited with Greek Spitfire

At the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, work is gathering pace on...

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Military

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

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Commercial

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A321XLR Steals Paris Show

News Review • Paris Air Show 2019 AIRBUS HAS dominated...

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IAG Annoucement Eases MAX Pain

News Review • Europe PROSPECTS FOR Boeing’s embattled...

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Irkut MC-21 Deliveries Delayed

LAUNCH CUSTOMER, Aeroflot will now not take delivery of its first...

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Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has signed a firm order for four Airbus...

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EVA Air Receives First 787-10

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx Global South America openLC

Orbx Global South America openLC - A South American Odyssey.

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Carenado's 690B Turbo Commander

Chris Frishmuth take a look Carenado’s latest business twin...

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ATC Air Traffic Control

Jessica Bannister-Pearce takes a look at ATC and third-party...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."